Yasiel Puig says he plans to cut back on bat flips

Tuesday April 14th, 2015

Yasiel Puig says he wants to move away from one of the defining aspects of his "Wild Horse" persona: the bat flip, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“I want to show American baseball that I’m not disrespecting the game,” the outfielder told the Los Angeles Times in Spanish.

If Puig truly limits his bat-flipping, fans will miss a signature feature of the man Dodgers play-by-play man Vin Scully has called "the maestro" of bat-flipping.

Puig said he probably won't abandon the bat flip altogether. 

“If it’s a big home run or if I’m frustrated because I couldn’t connect in my previous at-bats or if I drive in important runs for my team, I might do it,” he said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “You never know. I can’t say I won’t do it.”

Puig has two home runs and three RBIs in six games this season. Last year, he batted .296 with 16 home runs, 69 RBIs and 92 runs. 

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